Crystal Reports 2013 and asp.net
Posted on 2014-02-14
I have been given a great opportunity at work to create a standardized development environment that will be deployed to any future developers being hired. I have been tasked with creating this environment and what I would *like* is to begin with as modern an environment as possible, which would put off any upgrades for a year or two at least. I want to use Visual Studio 2013 Pro, Resharper, and Crystal Reports 2013.
I am testing the results now and have verified that a report created in CR2013 (trial version) will successfully display inside our web-based ERP system. However, I have not figured out how to display them on our Intranet site which asp.net 4.0 (hopefully soon to be 4.5).
What is the correct way to display a report generated in Crystal Reports 2013 on a webserver? I have been using CR for VS 2010, but prefer the standalone version of CR. I don't necessarily need integration into VS other than to tell VS what the name of the report is and declare variables, etc. I have a standalone copy of CR2013 installed on my machine. When I debug the page in VS2010, the report displays successfully. When I publish it to my development server, it does not.
I am developing my "wish list" and want to make sure I put the correct versions of applications on there.